Trader Talk with Bob Pisani

Bob Pisani

Bob Pisani
CNBC "On-Air Stocks" Editor

A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani has covered Wall Street and the stock market for nearly 20 years. Pisani covered the real estate market for CNBC from 1990-1995, then moved on to cover corporate management issues before becoming Stocks Correspondent in 1997.

In addition to covering the global stock market, he also covers initial public offerings (IPOs), exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and financial market structure for CNBC.

In 2013, he won Third Place in the National Headliner Awards in the Business and Consumer Reporting category for his documentary on the diamond business, "The Diamond Rush."

In 2014, Pisani was honored with a Recognition Award from the Market Technicians Association for "steadfast efforts to integrate technical analysis into financial decision making, journalism and reporting."

Prior to joining CNBC, Pisani co-authored "Investing in Land: How to Be a Successful Developer." He and his father taught a course in real estate development at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania from 1987-1992. Pisani learned the real estate business from his father, Ralph Pisani, a retired real estate developer.

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  • ADP Employment Change for December came in much stronger than expected, at 325,000 jobs created, well above the consensus of 175,000. Charles Biderman of called to say that he had a hard time believing that there were that many jobs created.

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    S&P futures popped about 5 points as the ADP Employment Change for December came in much stronger than expected, at 325,000 jobs created, well above the consensus of 175,000. This bodes well for the December nonfarm payroll report, out tomorrow.

  • ICI reports that for the week ending December 28, $5.2 billion left stock mutual funds. That makes about $24 billion in outflows in the month of December.

  • A weak euro, European markets closing mostly down, poor results from a UniCredit rights offering, reports Spain may have to tap assistance from the EFSF and the IMF, a tepid German bund auction. Sounds like it would be a poor day in the U.S., right? Well...wrong.

  • UniCredit and the European capital problem. Italian bank UniCredit attempted to raise 7.5 billion euros in a rights offering. They did it, but at a huge cost: they sold at 1.943 euros per share, a 70 percent discount to the closing price of 6.3 euros yesterday.

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    The euro is weaker, S&P futures are down, and European banks are still parking money with the European Central Bank. Spain weaker on reports it is seeking International Monetary Fund loans.

  • You would think this would be big news: after all, isn't there an army of people who make a living trying to figure out where the Fed interest rate policy will be out into the next quarter, the next year?

  • US stocks are off the highs Tuesday afternoon, but still strong gains in financials, materials, industrials, energy stocks all up 3 percent. Volume lighter since the European close at 11:30am ET — looks like our European friends were putting some money to work here.

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    Stocks are starting off 2012 strong...the euro has been rallying this morning, most European bourses are trading up (except France and Spain), led by commodity stocks like Mittal, Rio Tinto, and Aluminum Corp. of China. Chinese and Japanese markets are closed again today.

  • Europe will again be the focus early in the new year: Spanish and Italian bond auctions January 12 and 13, as well as a reported Merkel/Sarkozy meeting January 9, then the EU Summit meeting January 30.

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    A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani covers Wall Street from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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